Eurocom Shipping First Hexacore i7-980X Laptop

From Tom's Hardware: Eurocom is known for cramming the latest technology into small-ish form factors; it was the first to offer a Core-i7 notebook, for example. The D900F Phantom i7 was a mobile workstation and featured a 17-inch display, Intel's Core i7 processer and X58 chipset as well as Nvdia's G280 GPU. The entire thing weighed a backbreaking 11.9 lbs. Not exactly something you could throw into your briefcase and take home in the evenings but it was mobile nonetheless.

Apple refreshes its MacBook Pro notebooks

From CNET Apple on Tuesday updated its MacBook Pro line of notebook computers with faster processors and new Nvidia graphics.

The biggest news amid the new MacBook Pro changes is that the 15-inch and 17-inch models now use Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors. The 13-inch model will continue to use Intel's Core 2 Duo processor.

Launch of Nintendo 3DS is Most Important for the Company Since 2004

From DailyTech: The best selling portable game console on the market is the Nintendo DS line. The DS generates quite a bit of money for Nintendo and continues to be one of the most important platforms the company sells.

Microsoft Project Pink Comes Alive; Kin One, Kin Two Announced

From DailyTech: Microsoft today unveiled its "Project Pink" phones which are aimed at the growing social networking scene. The new phones are now known as the Kin One and the Kin Two.

With more people becoming more addicted to social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter, it's only natural that Microsoft would want in on a piece of the action with a mobile device specifically targeting the sector.

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Nvidia Readies Third GeForce GTX 400 Graphics Board – Rumours

From X-bit Labs: In a bid to quicker capture market share with its latest Fermi-architecture products, Nvidia Corp. reportedly plans to release an additional graphics card within the GeForce GTX 400-series, which will be based on the same GF100 chip, but with lower amount of streaming processors.

Company Sues Acer, Dell, HP, Intel, Others for Patent Infringement

From X-bit Labs: WiLan, a little known company that acquires patents in order to license them to third parties, this week accused numerous companies, including the world’s largest suppliers of personal computers and peripherals as well as leading makers of chips, of Bluetooth technology-related patents infringement.

Microsoft to roll out Visual Studio upgrade

From InfoWorld: Without further adieu, Microsoft will release on Monday its Visual Studio 2010 software development system and the accompanying .Net Framework 4 platform, followed later in the week by the release of the Silverlight 4 rich Internet plug-in software.

Twitter Acquires Tweetie Developer Atebits

From PC World: There was no shortage of Twitter clients for Apple's new iPad when it debuted last week, but one absence struck us as conspicuous: where was popular iPhone app--and App Gem winner--Tweetie? That question now lays answered as Twitter CEO Evan Williams announced on Friday that the company had acquired Tweetie developer Atebits.

Java co-creator James Gosling leaves Oracle

From CNET Java co-creator James Gosling is saying good-bye to Oracle just a few months after the company acquired his longtime employer, Sun Microsystems.

Gosling made the announcement on his blog, saying he resigned from the company on April 2.


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